A Legalistic Thing Called Love by Daniel Clausen

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A Legalistic Thing Called Love by Daniel Clausen

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A the lawyers gain more and more strength over our society, I think the notion proposed in the story, that someone could actually own a word we use all the time, to be legitimately frightening.

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Re: A Legalistic Thing Called Love by Daniel Clausen

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Peculiar and amusing little bit of fantasy.

Not gonna happen. In order for his plan to be effective, he'd have to get worldwide rights, in every one of 6000+ languages, just to keep damn near everyone from just grabbing a substitute and thumbing their noses at him. No one could live that long, and besides, the pissed-off public could just pass the word to all use his 'property', in public, on the same day, and dare him to sue them all. A sort of vocal version of a DoS attack.

How would he enforce it anyway?

Fun story, though, and I think the point of it isn't so much about owning a common word as it is about the kind of person who'd be obsessed with doing that.
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